Holden announces capped price servicing
09 Apr 2019

How to find a car’s service history

This is one for those buying a used car that may have a missing or incomplete logbook, so, here’s how to find a car’s service history.

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08 Apr 2019

What is 48-volt mild hybrid technology?

More and more car makers are adopting 48-volt mild hybrid technology as a way of downsizing engine capacity and improving fuel efficiency.

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02 Apr 2019

In-car sat-nav or smartphone – which is better?

Most cars offer native sat-nav and many offer smartphone connectivity, so do you really need a native sat-nav set-up anymore, or are you better off using your smartphone?

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20219018 - a closeup on the dashboard of a modern car with many warning lights
01 Apr 2019

Common car dashboard warning lights explained

All cars have dashboard warning lights, but do you know what those lights are trying to tell you? We explain them here.

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2019 Ford Focus Review by Practical Motoring and Toby Hagon
29 Mar 2019

No more speeding fines? Ford Focus Intelligent Speed Assist Tested

The new Ford Focus has an active safety feature called Intelligent Speed Assist, read on to learn what it does, how it works, and whether you should use it.

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Ford Everest towing a caravan down a rough road
25 Mar 2019

What is a weight distribution hitch and how does it work?

When it comes to towing heavy loads a weight distribution hitch can help to stabilise your trailer and towing vehicle, but what is a weight distribution hitch and how does it work?

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28 Feb 2019

What is an auto-hold brake and is it the same as hill-start assist?

Not all cars have an auto-hold brake function but those that do can make stop-start traffic a more relaxed affair. We explain the difference between auto-hold and hill-start assist.

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2019 BMW X5 Infotainment Review
21 Feb 2019

2019 BMW X5 Infotainment Review

The 2019 BMW X5 debuts the German car maker’s latest infotainment system and we take a quick look at it. Here’s our 2019 BMW X5 Infotainment Review.

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Most non-dealer mechanics can perform a logbook service of your new car without voiding the warranty
20 Feb 2019

Dealer Vs Non-Dealer Car Servicing

Only an authorised service outlet can perform logbook servicing, right? Wrong. We explore the age-old dealer vs non-dealer servicing debate.

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TOP 5 Best Large SUVs over $45k
11 Feb 2019

Top 5 Best Large SUVs over $45k

If you need something roomy and it has to be an SUV but you don’t want to blow the budget completely, then this list is for you. Here are the Top 5 Best Large SUVs over $45k.

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Top 5 Best SUVs under $45k
04 Feb 2019

Top 5 Best Large SUVs under $45k

With SUVs there’s often crossover between medium and large on buyer’s shopping lists . Here we list the top 5 best large SUVs under $45k.

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Low fuel warning light
29 Jan 2019

How to calculate fuel consumption the right way

One of the most important aspects of planning a trip into remote locations is to calculate your expected fuel usage, your vehicle’s range and how much extra fuel you’ll need to carry. Here’s how…

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Hema HX-1 Review
15 Jan 2019

Hema HX-1 Navigator Review

The Hema HX-1 Navigator makes finding your way easy, no matter whether you’re on the road or off it.

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old car tyres
14 Jan 2019

Are part-worn, used, or second-hand tyres safe?

Part-worn, used or second-hand tyres are less of an issue in Australia than in Europe but plenty of places here still advertise them. So, are part-worn tyres safe?

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review
07 Jan 2019

What is Subaru’s X-Mode and how does it work?

It reads like it might be a gimmick but X-Mode is anything but…Here we explain what X-Mode is and how it works.

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